Sunday, July 20, 2014

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

My Review (4 stars):

     As you may know, I loved How to Train Your Dragon (2013). It had just the right amount of humor, sweetness, action, and poignant lessons to make it delightfully fun, and also touching. However, How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) was a little different. Or a lot. It had a much darker theme. There was a tragic incident. A shocking revelation. An army of dragons. A brutal beast. It was definitely a big step up from the first movie, making me caution younger children who may have been fine watching How to Train Your Dragon (2013). The second one has much more violent/scary scenes and happenings.

     Another thing, is the... hmmm, hypnotic stuff that goes on. I was a little bit leery of that. It was just creepy. But since it was dragon to dragon, no people involved, it wasn't too terribly bad. It was hard to watch a sweet dragon go wild though! You'll know what I mean when you watch it, or if you have watched it already.

     Yeah, and one of the twins, the girl, has quite changed. I could have done without her boy-craziness.

     And sad, it was so sad!! Still reeling over the tragic-ness in this tale, *sniff*!!

     On the flip side, I really liked the older Hiccup, and how he was finally a man, and how he was pursuing Astrid, instead of seemingly the other way around. Their relationship was just too cute, :) Not to mention, the other relationship in this movie was so, so sweet. Truly probably the best romance I've seen in an animated movie! :) That's why its so sad... well, never mind.

     So How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) still had its humorous moments, its sweet parts, but overall, it was much darker, and for a bit more mature audience than the first. There was some really good lessons too, a cool storyline. I enjoyed it, but not as much as How to Train Your Dragon (2013).


  1. I mostly enjoyed the movie but agree with you about the hypnotic and boy-craziness stuff. I too liked the older Hiccup...liked his peg-leg too. :) ~ L'Amour Lover

    1. Yeah, that stuff wasn't the greatest. Yep, Hiccup and Toothless are pretty cool with the half-fake tail and peg leg, :) :)